A National Steel UKELELE!!!! Thats kind of hard for me to envision.
But I subscribe to the aesthetic that playing wear is not damage as such--quite the opposite. Why anyone would want an old instrument that had never been played is beyond me. Where's the fun in that? Musicians not museums. Say that's catchy ennit.
Our Lowden sounds and plays great with the Martin Marquis' on it. It might be awhile before I get the fret job done, it doesn't buzz or anything.
Willie "cheque's in the mail"-O